It is that time of the year again where the best players of the world grace us with their talent at the most glamorous Grand Slam and so, without much ado, here’s a look at the US Open Tennis 2017 Favourites – Women.
The defending champion is currently fighting to get back in form for the American hard courts season. 2017 has been a average year in terms of success for the German who became the first ever women’s top seed to be ousted at the 1st round of French Open a few months back and has failed to go beyond the fourth rounds at Grand Slams in 2017.
Her only final appearance this year came in Monterrey and holds a win loss tally of 24-15 in 2017 so far. With the weight of the World No 1 getting off of her shoulders, Kerber could be a potential threat heading into US Open.
The newly crowned Wimbledon Champion has been struggling with form since winning her first Grand Slam at the French Open in 2016. She failed to reach the finals at any event in the last 13 months, but did so by reaching the French Open 2017 finals and became the first player to defeat both the Williams Sisters in the same Grand Slam to clinch the title.
The Spaniard holds a 30-13 win-loss tally in 2017 so far which includes her semifinal appearances at Brisbane, Rome and Birmingham. Muguruza surely has work cut out for her as US Open is the only Grand Slam where she has failed to reach the second week and with her confidence back, she will be looking to set the record straight this year.
The 25-yr old had not reached the second week of a Grand Slam until she advanced to the US Open in 2016, defeating both the Williams sisters en route to the final. She has won 3 WTA Titles in 2017 (Brisbane, Qatar Total Open, Aegon International) and has surely earned her right to be the World No 1 for the first time in her career. The lanky Czech holds a 37-10 win-loss record in 2017.
In terms of Grand Slam success in 2017, Pliskova reached the second week of both the Australian Open (quarterfinal) and the French Open (semifinal) for the first time in her career. With her high level of consistency, she can win her first Grand Slam title as the 2017 season nears an end.
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The Brit had great success in 2016, reaching her first ever Grand Slam semifinal at the Australian Open as an unseeded player and capturing the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford. She followed up her 2016 season by breaking into the Top 5 for the first time in her career in 2017.
Konta holds a 34-10 win-loss record so far in 2017 which includes her titles at Sydney International and Miami and semifinal appearance at Wimbledon. Apart from a disappointing clay court season, Konta has not had any major slums in 2017 and has sealed a good performance at the first half of the year to be seen as a threat at Flushing Meadows this year.
The former World No 1 made her comeback at the Grand Slam level in 2017 following the birth of her first child, Leo. She had not played any matches before the grass court season in 2017, with her last match at the first round of the French open 2016. She managed to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon 2017.
With the Belarusian continuing her dream resurgence, she will surely be one of the dangerous players to look out for in New York this year.
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